Beautiful ducks

 

Duck is the common name for a large number of species in the Anatidae family of birds, which also includes swans and geese. The ducks are divided among several subfamilies in the Anatidae family. Ducks are mostly aquatic birds, mostly smaller than the swans and geese, and may be found in both fresh water and sea water.

 

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Beautiful ducks

Female Wood duck. The wood duck or Carolina duck is a species of perching duck found in North America. It is one of the most colorful North American waterfowl. The adult male has distinctive multicolored iridescent plumage and red eyes, with a distinctive white flare down the neck. The female, less colorful, has a white eye-ring and a whitish throat. Both adults have crested heads. Wood ducks are year-round residents in parts of its southern range, but the northern populations migrate south.

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